What are you most proud of? the schooner and anchor were my 2nd attempts at applique but, first attempt at machine embroidery What advice would you give someone starting this project? This was originally a cut from material that should have been pillow cases. I thought I could do much better than just cases and actually make the whole quilt. Sometimes when you start with a panel, and let your imagination run (or flip though a good quilting magazine) you can get lots of good ideas and make something beautiful.